Screenwriter Heidi Thomas talks of Upstairs, Downstairs

"And so it came to pass that,
over a miniature cream tea served at 30,000 feet,
I first broached the subject of reviving 'Updown'."

"In two weeks' time, I will get the Christmas present of a lifetime. Upstairs Downstairs - one of the best-loved television programmes in history - is coming back. I'm so excited, I keep forgetting that I've written it myself. The revived Upstairs Downstairs begins with an empty house - 165 Eaton Place, former home of the Bellamys, has not been lived in for five years.

As Lady Agnes Holland, the new chatelaine, remarks: 'What a ghastly old mausoleum!' She gets the decorators in immediately. Over the course of the three-hour drama, a dozen new characters converge upon the house, and it becomes home to two distinct families..."


"Without Jean, we could not have made the sequel.
Jean is Rose, and Rose is Upstairs Downstairs."

"We whisked a glorious Humber limousine from under Madonna's nose
- she'd been after it for a film she was making. "


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2 comments:

  1. Link to the 'Upstairs Downstairs' Radio Times photoshoot :)

    http://www.radiotimes.com/content/features/galleries/upstairs-downstairs/03/

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  2. Ooops... You have it already :P

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